Skip to comments.A Month in the Life of George W Bush (news and photos): April 2009
Posted on 04/01/2009 6:15:10 PM PDT by snugs
As we enter April 2009 we are being bombarded by the media hyping up the first 100 days of President Obama I thought it would be nice to look back at the first 100 days of George W Bush Presidency.
The White House Website for the Bush Administration had a photo essay for the first 100 days which I am sure will provoke fond memories.
At the weekend I will post photos covering the first 2 weeks of April 2001 which once again I am sure will make us all feel nostalgic for the President we supported, respected and trusted to keep us safe for the last 8 years. Later this month I will post photos from the second half of Aril 2001 plus a selection of other photos that I am sure will be breath of fresh air and produce fond memories.
First of all before the photos I will post the text of remarks that George W Bush made at a Congressional Luncheon marking the first 100 days of the Bush Adminstration - ah those were the days.
I will also post some photos I have found of the Bush family for March 2009 including some of the former First Lady.
Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
Remarks by the President During First Hundred Days Congressional Luncheon Reception
The Rose Garden
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. Thank you for coming. I appreciate you bringing such nice weather. It's good to see members of my Cabinet who are here. Mr. Secretary, thank you for being here.
Today marks our hundredth day of working together for the American people. We've had some good debates. We've made some good progress. And it looks like we're going to pass some good law.
I've now met with most of you, and here's what I think. I think America is lucky to have such distinguished citizens coming to Washington to represent them. I've been impressed by the caliber of the person; I've been impressed by the conviction that you brought to the Oval Office.
Oh, I know we always don't agree. But we're beginning to get a spirit here in Washington where we're more agreeable; where we're setting a different tone. So when the good folks of this country look at our nation's capital, they see something they can be proud of. I want to thank you all very much for your service to the country. I want to thank your families for the sacrifice they make.
I also want to thank you for the constructive spirit in which we've conducted the people's business. I know this, that whatever your views on a particular issue are, that we share a common goal: and that is to serve our country. And it's okay sometimes to share a meal, and that's why we're here. (Laughter.)
So I want to thank you for being here. If you will join me in the East Room, I think we've got some pretty good food for you.
Thanks for your service. God bless. (Applause.)
END 11:47 A.M. EDT
PHOTO OF THE MONTH
President George W. Bush meets with Congressmen at the White House Monday, April 30, 2001 - WHITE HOUSE PHOTO BY PAUL MORSE
President George W. Bush sits at his desk in the Oval Office for the first time on Inaugural Day. He talks with his father, former President George H.W. Bush.
President Bush talks with Sen. Edward (Ted) Kennedy at a Joint Congressional Coffee on Education, in the Oval Office
President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney look at their watches in the Oval Office following the swearing-in ceremony for Sec. Colin Powell
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Get out, fool.
President Bush and President Vicente Fox of Mexico meet at the Arrival Ceremony at El Baijo Airport in Leon, Mexico.
President Bush talks with a student at Sullivant Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio.
Hey hey hey. She's not the former First Lady. As far as I'm concerned she's always going to be the First Lady. Certainly as long as Michelle is in the White House.
President Bush talks with former First Lady Nancy Reagan at the Christening Ceremony for the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan at the Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia.
President Bush and Laura Bush are pictured with Barney at the South Portico Entrance of the White House.
President Bush greets people in the crowd in Billings, Montana at the Metrapark Expo and Convention Center.
President Bush meets in the Cabinet Room with congressional leaders to discuss trade issues.
President Bush meets with National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice in the Oval Office, regarding his statement on plans for release of the United States Navy Aircraft crew members in China
President Bush talks with Panama's President Mireya Moscoso and Argentina's President Fernando de la Rua prior to the official group photo at the Citadelle during the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City, Canada.
Wow, they sure look young there. Wonderful to see Barney.
Boy, do I miss Cheney...
George W. Bush, left, speaks with former Canadian Ambassador to the United States Frank McKenna at an invitation-only event titled a 'Conversation with George W. Bush' on Tuesday March 17, 2009 in Calgary, Canada
Former first lady Laura Bush (C) tours the 'Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs' exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art with Bonnie Pitman, the Museum's Eugene McDermott Director, and Dr. Zahi Hawass, (R), Secretary General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities in Dallas, Texas March 23, 2009. Mrs Bush looks at the golden diadem, inlaid with colored glass and semi-precious stones, that was still on the body of King Tut when Howard Carter opened the royal coffin more than 3,000 years after the young king died
Laura Bush, making her first public appearance in Dallas since leaving the White House, with Dr. Zahi Hawass, the Secretary General of Egypts Supreme Council of Antiquities, at the Dallas Museum of Arts Tuesday March 23, 2009. Hawass was on hand to lecture on the life and death of King Tut at McFarlin Memorial Auditorium at Southern Methodist University.
Former President George H.W. Bush shakes hands with an usher prior to the start of a spring training baseball game between the Florida Marlins and Houston Astros, Monday, March 23, 2009, in Kissimmee, Fla.
It’s been reported. The mods must be having a Coke...
An excellent point - I agree.
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